Bulls’ Zach LaVine says Robin Lopez is ‘the best screener I’ve ever had’
The Bulls run a lot of high pick-and-rolls with LaVine and Lopez. Chicago’s big man is 7-feet tall and weighs 275 pounds. If you get a hit by a screen from Lopez, you are going to feel it and likely get stuck.
LaVine says his chemistry with Lopez has been amazing this season and calls the 30-year-old “the best screener I’ve ever had.”
“He’s the best screener I’ve ever had,” LaVine said, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “Chemistry with Robin is off the charts. And I’m going to run keep running (defenders) into him too. I’m going to make sure I get open. You can see it. Sometimes, teams revert to switching. And that’s when I get a one-on-one with a big guy or a matchup I like. If he rolls in the paint, I just throw it up to him.”
LaVine put up 39 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also hit the game-winning bucket. Lopez, meanwhile, scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as well.